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Brent Goose

(Branta bernicla)
Alternate name(s): "Brant"; "Dark-bellied Brant" (race "bernicla");
"Light-bellied Brent Goose", "Light-bellied Brant" (race "hrota");
"Black Brant", "Pacific Brant" (race "nigricans")
German name(s): "Ringelgans"

Size: 55-65 cm; wing span 1.05-1.2 m
Weight: 0.9-2.2 kg

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Brent Goose at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "hrota"

This race is also called the "Light-bellied Brent Goose" or "Light-bellied Brant".

ADULT

Sex unknown

Frontal view of a Brent Goose (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Terceira Island, Azores, November 2018]

Near-frontal view of a Brent Goose (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Terceira Island, Azores, November 2018]

Near-lateral view of a Brent Goose (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Terceira Island, Azores, November 2018]

Lateral view of a Brent Goose (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Terceira Island, Azores, November 2018]

Near-dorsal view of a Brent Goose in shallow water - note the white belly, in between the legs, which is characteristic of race "hrota"; in the background, for comparison, a Ruddy Turnstone (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Terceira Island, Azores, November 2018]

Near-dorsal view of a Brent Goose (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Terceira Island, Azores, November 2018]

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